845-252-6650 debra@debracortese.com

Nature’s Energy Cortese Designs – booth 644 at SURTEX

We are very excited to be participating in the 25th annual SURTEX art licensing trade show
in New York City on May 15th, 16th and 17th and we invite you to visit us at booth 644 to
see our collections. We’re new to Surtex this year, AND…
we’ve been creating custom art and designs for businesses, organizations and
special events for many years.

Tell us what you need. We are eager to create art that sells your products!

ABOUT NATURE’S ENERGY CORTESE DESIGNS

All Nature’s Energy Cortese Designs are based on the incredible beauty, colors and
textures of nature. Each one also shares the energy that artist, Debra Cortese felt
when observing the original flower, leaf, tree or creature that provided the inspiration
for the design.?

Nature’s Energy Cortese Designs are available for licensing and Cortese welcomes inquiries
for custom designs. She is especially fond of creating art that enhances the lives of children,
animals and the environment.

For more information, visit: www.naturesenergycortesedesigns.com

SHOW APPOINTMENTS

If you would like to set a specific time to view our portfolios during the show
please call Lena at 305-298-2023 or email: debra@debracortese.com

At SURTEX, be sure to collect your copy of “3 Easy Steps to See and Feel Nature’s Energy”
– Debra’s guidelines for connecting with the powerful vibrations of nature!
OR… get the pdf version when you sign up here
to receive our newsletter.

Enter to WIN a “Forest Tone Diamonds” Laptop Bag


You can WIN this “Forest Tone Diamonds” Laptop Bag,
a custom Cortese Design for The Work At Home Woman.

HOW TO ENTER

To enter this giveaway go to
this post at The Work At Home Woman
and follow Holly’s directions.
NOTE: You can enter up to 6 times!

Be sure to read how and where to enter.
Giveaway ends Tuesday, April 26th at midnight CST.
Open to U.S. residents only. A winner will be selected at random using
random.org.
The winner will be announced here and at The Work At Home Woman
on April 27th, 2011.
A jpeg image photo of the winner with her/his new bag will be requested.
If the winner does not claim the bag within 48 hours,
an alternate winner
will be selected from the registered emails for this promotion.

“Forest Tone Diamonds”
is available on our 3 top selling styles:
The deluxe, leather trimmed, business/travel tote bag,

the clutch purse, and the laptop/messenger bag.
see them all here

 

Custom Designed Cortese Bags to be auctioned March 26th during “A Night In Bollywood”, the annual fundraising event for Sunil’s Home Orphanage

I’m thoroughly into the vortex/aligned with my muse/in the flow when I’m creating
custom designs that will ultimately benefit children, animals and our environment.
That said, shown here are my newest designs for Sunil’s Home Orphanage.

Nature’s Energy ‘Lilac, Lotus, Lilies’ design in spring greens and lavenders and
‘The Children’ are both exclusively designed for Coral Gables’ most exotic,
over-the-top, fundraising event of the year – “A Night In Bollywood”!

The hosts of this annual event, Matthew Meehan and Rod Hildebrant go all out
to present a fabulous night of glamour,  fine dining, and spectacular entertainment!
Last year’s Bollywood featured exotic animals, a colorful variety of talented dancers,
acrobats, silent and live auctions with everything from handbags (shameless plug here)
to private dinner parties to a vacation villa in Tuscany .

Tickets for the March 26th BOLLYWOOD event are available at this link and,
I can guarantee… you will be delightfully entertained!

Article on Gables Home Page:
Coral Gables business woman pursues a
labor of love for orphans.
Lynn Bauer devotes countless hours to helping
youngsters in southern India.

UPDATE:  The Custom Design Bags for Sunil’s Home Orphanage of India are
available online and a portion of all sales will be donated to Sunil’s Home Orphanage.
Here’s the page:
http://www.cortesedesignbags.com/sunilshomeorphanage.html

 

Contact me to discuss a custom designed bag for your business, organization
or fundraising event. I’m especially fond of creating designs that benefit children,
animals and our environment 🙂

Surtex show is top priority for Cortese Designs

Rainbow World Peace pattern by Debra Cortese

I’m now fully immersed in preparing to exhibit at the Surtex show in New York in May.

I wrapped up my flight and hotel reservations this week; have intensified my pre-show research, which now includes daily reading, listening and re-listening to Art Licensing ASK calls, show set-up and marketing webinars and…production of my art licensing portfolios is my TOP priority!
it feels sooo right and good to focus 😉

I ordered and read art licensing guru, Tara Reed’s “How to Maximize Your Time and Investment in Trade Shows” in one night and am re-reading it as new questions come up. There’s a lot to do and getting the art into shape for a licensing portfolio is a different presentation than a gallery portfolio.

I’m reworking many of my existing designs and creating new holiday and themed collections for categories that fit my nature’s energy styles.

I’m really having a blast creating new nature’s energy patterns like the top image which is called Rainbow Women World Peace Pattern and below is my Rose Garden Pattern based on the best roses I’ve ever had in my Miami garden earlier this year! The third image is an abstract pattern based on the beautiful red and pink frangipani flowers that adorn so many south florida gardens.

Rose Garden pattern by Debra Cortese

Many of these will become handbags and matching scarves for my Cortese line and of course, I’m envisioning them on shower curtains, table linens, tableware, home decor, cards, calendars, all kinds of fabulous products that people buy because they are attracted to the color or design on the product! Creating art that sells products is exciting!

Surtex, along with the National Stationery Show® and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair® is located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The show runs from May 15 to the 17th. It is a Trade Show, so you’ll have to be registered to attend and please do look me up –

Cortese Designs in booth #644.

Frangipani Red Pink pattern by Debra Cortese

NOTE: I only recommend products and services that I personally use and believe in. I have an affiliate account with Amazon and I may earn a commission on products that you purchase from following my link. This is another way an artist/entrepreneur is able to earn money and continue doing the kinds of work I love.

NEW Custom Design for Child’s Voice annual fundraising event

custom Cortese Design bag for Child's Voice

Jadevine Hearts Pattern custom design by Debra Cortese for Child's Voice annual fundraising event

click image for detail view

To inquire about a custom design for your business, organization or event, contact me at: debra@cortesedesignbags.com
or call 305-298-2023. I’m most interested in working with projects that benefit our environment, children and animals 😉

To see my current line of handbags visit: www.cortesedesignbags.com

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